What Conditions is Erythema Nodosum Associated With?
Patient Presentation A 12-year-old male came to clinic with a history of 3-4 days of painful bruising on his shin and lower arms. He had Streptocococcal pharyngitis diagnosed by rapid strep testing approximately 4 weeks previously and had taken all of his amoxicillin antibiotic per his parents. He had recovered without any problems until 3-4 days ago when his legs and arms started to have painful bruises along the shins and lower arms. They were raised, red/purple and painful mainly in the center of the lesions. He denied pain elsewhere nor any fever (Tmax was 99.5F), chills, sweats, weight loss, joint stiffness, abdomina...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Heart Failure, MI Readmissions Down Without Higher Mortality Heart Failure, MI Readmissions Down Without Higher Mortality
Hospitals'increased attention to curbing readmissions have not led to the unintended consequence of increasing mortality after discharge for heart failure, acute MI, and pneumonia, a new report shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Reduction in hospital readmission rate not associated with increased risk of death following discharge
(The JAMA Network Journals) Although there has been the concern that the reduction in hospital readmission rates may possibly result in an increase in mortality rates after discharge, a new study published by JAMA finds that among Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for heart failure, heart attack or pneumonia, reductions in hospital 30-day readmission rates were associated with a reduction in 30-day mortality rates following discharge. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Common Are STIs?
Discussion Of the 30 different microbes which can be transmitted by sexual contact, 8 have the greatest incidence of transmitting disease. Four are curable (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Trichomoniasis) and 4 are incurable at present (Hepatitis B, Herpes simplex virus (HSV), Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Human papillomavirus (HPV)). Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are important as they can cause: Increased rates of acquisition of other STIs (ie HSV and syphilis increase the rate of HIV infection acquisition) Pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility Stillbirth and neonatal death Neonatal morbidity i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 17, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

MIT researchers fight drug-resistant bacteria with nanoparticles
Credit: Martin Cathrae Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are using nanoparticles to tackle drug-resistant bacteria, according to a study published in Advanced Materials. Gram-negative bacteria are particularly difficult to treat, since they are protected by two cell membranes. But the team of Cambridge-based researchers reported that antimicrobial peptides inside of a silicon nanoparticle effectively reduced the number of bacteria in mice infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa – a Gram-negative bacterium that can cause pneumonia. Get the full story at our sister site, Dr...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Massachusetts Institute of Technology Source Type: news

Bakaletz Lab biofilm work published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
(Nationwide Children's Hospital) The laboratory of Lauren Bakaletz, PhD, director, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and vice president of basic sciences, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's, studied the biofilm construction capabilities of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHI), a bacterium responsible for sinusitis, pneumonia, exacerbations of cystic fibrosis and COPD, bronchitis and ear infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Marshall School of Medicine team publishes longitudinal work on pneumonia
(Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine) A Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine research team has published findings that show patients who recover from invasive pneumococcal pneumonia, on average, live 10 years less when measured against life expectancy tables for the state of West Virginia as well as two other techniques. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 10, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Many Parts of the World Lack Soap for Hand-Washing
THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 -- For many families in poor countries, soap is a luxury that they do without, a new study finds. Hand-washing with soap can help prevent the spread of diseases, especially pneumonia and diarrhea. These ills caused about 1.6... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 6, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Long Is Pneumonia Contagious?
Title: How Long Is Pneumonia Contagious?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/5/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/5/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria: Diarrhoea, Pneumonia Leading Killer Diseases Among Children in Lagos - PSN-Pacfah
[Vanguard] COALITION of Civil Society Organisations under the aegis, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PSN-PACFaH) has raised alarm over rising cases of diarrhoea and pneumonia among children in Lagos State despite the availability of effective drugs to combat the scourge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Shopping trollies 361 times dirtier than toilet door knob
Tests by a New Jersey-based lab revealed 75% of supermarket trolleys contained harmful bacteria linked to range of illnesses including  E.coli, salmonella, pneumonia and STIs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In case of sale, Cempra execs primed for golden parachutes
Chapel Hill-based Cempra (Nasdaq: CEMP) – which has struggled to regain footing after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration did not approved its pneumonia drug solithromycin in December of last year – has disclosed in an SEC filing that, should a sale of the company ensue, its acting CEO and other C-suite executives are primed for gol den parachutes. According to the filing, the company has entered into a change in control severance agreement with acting CEO Dr. David Zaccardelli and into an… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 29, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Synspira raises $8m for inhaled pulmonary therapies
Privately-held Synspira said today that raised $8 million from an unnamed private investor to bring its inhaled cystic fibrosis therapy into a Phase I safety study. The Boston-based company was founded earlier this year and is focused on developing inhaled therapies for pulmonary diseases, including cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pneumonia. Synspira holds an exclusive field license to Synedgen’s Glycomics Technology platform and its pulmonary delivery assets. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Synspira raises $8m for inhaled pulmonary the...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Funding Roundup Respiratory synspira Source Type: news

Efficacy of Clarithromycin-Naproxen-Oseltamivir Combination in the Treatment of Patients Hospitalized for Influenza A(H3N2) Infection: An Open-label Randomized, Controlled, Phase IIb/III Trial
This study has led to a Practice Changing Update on DynaMed Plus. It found that clarithromycin plus naproxen plus oseltamivir for 2 days followed by oseltamivir for 3 days may reduce mortality compared to oseltamivir alone for 5 days in hospitalized older adults with influenza A (H3N2) and pneumonia (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pastor to face trial in granddaughter's faith healing death
The pastor of a church that rejects modern medicine is due in court in Pennsylvania on a charge that he failed to report suspected abuse when his 2-year-old granddaughter died of pneumonia (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Maine Reports First Confirmed Case Of Measles In 20 Years
The vaccine-preventable disease can cause serious complications, including pneumonia and death. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pastor due in court in granddaughter's faith healing death
The pastor of a church that rejects modern medicine is due in court in Pennsylvania on a charge that he failed to report suspected abuse when his 2-year-old granddaughter died of pneumonia (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Uganda: The Jacket That Detects Pneumonia
[Monitor] Six months of coughing and a debilitating fever was too much for Olivia Koburongo's 86-year-old grandmother, whose body had been weakened by other age-related conditions. My grandmother, the 26-year-old says, died of pneumonia that could not easily be diagnosed because of a lack of proper diagnostic equipment. "For six months she kept taking wrong medicine. Several health workers in different health facilities had diagnosed her with malaria. Pneumonia was discovered after a postmortem was conducted when sh (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FDA Science: Working at the speed of emerging technologies
FDA Acting Chief Scientist Luciana Borio By Luciana Borio, M.D. Let’s face it, we’ve all gotten used to nearly instant access to almost anything. Today, with a tap of an app, we order a car ride, a book, or pizza for dinner. Need to navigate past traffic in downtown city streets? No problem. There’s an app for that, too. Some may wonder: Why hasn’t rapid medical product development partaken of this need for speed that has reshaped other sectors of our economy? Well, in many ways, it has. Innovation is happening extraordinarily fast in the biomedical sciences and at FDA. As FDA’s Acting Chief S...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog FDA Voice Source Type: news

Community Health Workers: Forgotten No More
June 21, 2017A new global campaign is pushing for salaries, benefits, and formal employment for these crucial health workers.They crisscross the villages, urban settlements, hills, valleys and plains, sometimes on foot, sometimes on bicycles.They wear T-shirts with health messages. They carry bags of tablets, syrups, and health information materials. They mobilize communities to go for vaccinations. They distribute mosquito nets. They supply contraceptives. They accompany women to antenatal clinics and delivery rooms and ensure that they deliver their babies safely.They go by various names such as community health workers ...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

South Africa: How the Country Can Reduce the Risk of Infections in Hospitalised Children
[The Conversation Africa] Health care associated infections are infections that people acquire during their stay in hospital. Children - and babies in particular - are most at risk for hospital-acquired pneumonia, bloodstream and urinary tract infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Atypical pneumonia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Learn about the bacteria most commonly responsible for atypical pneumonia, as well as how it spreads and how to prevent infection. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

What are Indications for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)?
DiscussionObstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is defined as a “disorder of breathing during sleep characterized by prolonged partial upper airway obstruction and/or intermittent complete obstruction (obstructive apnea) that disrupts normal ventilation during sleep and normal sleep patterns.” It is different than primary snoring which is snoring without apnea, sleep arousals, or problems with gas exchange. OSAS symptoms include snoring (often with snorts, gasps or pauses), disturbed sleep (often frequent arousals) and daytime neurobehavioral problems. Sleepiness during the day can occur but is less common in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Officers at New York precinct told not to shower at station after fears of Legionnaires ’ disease
Officials are investigating after a New York Police Department officer contracted Legionnaires' disease, a potentially life-threatening form pneumonia. Preliminary test results indicate that traces of the bacteria causing Legionnaires' disease were found at the police station in East Harlem. Officials have started inspecting the facility's systems and testing the precinct's water supply. The officer, who […]Related:UNC oncologist and researcher named head of the National Cancer InstituteA 4-year-old dies days after going swimming. Was ‘dry drowning’ to blame?Zika risk for birth defects drops for each tri...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drop in Admission for Aspiration Pneumonia From 2002 to 2012
Decrease in incidence and in - hospital mortality among all cases, and those aged 65 years and older (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Infants born in water births at risk of Legionnaires ’ disease, CDC says
Babies born during water births are at risk of contracting Legionnaires’ disease, a severe and potentially life-threatening form of pneumonia that infected two infants in Arizona last year. Both infants survived after receiving antibiotics. Infections among infants born in heated birthing pools are rare. So public health officials in Maricopa County were alarmed when they […]Related:Fathers sing more to daughters and roughhouse with sons, study finds8 things doctors are buzzing about at the biggest cancer meetingWHO creates controversial ‘reserve’ list of antibiotics for superbug threats (Source: W...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC director: Too many Legionnaires cases in health care settings
Over forty years ago, a group of American Legionnaires returning from a convention in Philadelphia were sickened with a mystery respiratory disease. Sadly, some died, and many others were hospitalized. This sudden illness prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to launch the agency's largest outbreak investigation to date, sending more than twenty disease detectives into the field to try to find the source and activating hundreds at headquarters to evaluate specimens in order to find the source of the severe pneumonia. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Superbug apocalypse rapidly approaching as nearly one-quarter of infections now UNTREATABLE with first line antibiotics
(Natural News) Nearly one-quarter of adults prescribed antibiotics as a first line treatment for community-acquired pneumonia were non-responsive to the medications, a new study revealed. Current guidelines for community-acquired pneumonia, published by the American Thoracic Society and the Infectious Disease Society of America in 2007, offer insight on the disease. However, researchers noted that large-scale, real-world data were needed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Pioneers in Pneumonia Diagnostics - Malaria Consortium Experts' Peer-Reviewed Article Published
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium technical specialists have contributed to a unique published peer-reviewed article on pneumonia diagnostic tool preferences from both end users and procurers. The existing knowledge base on the views of these groups is limited, and the paper fills this gap. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Single Drug Could One Day Treat Pain, Memory Loss And Nicotine Addiction
Pain, memory problems and nicotine addiction are formidable problems that have quite different consequences. But in terms of what’s happening in the brain that causes people to suffer from each, they share a close connection. And now scientists say one drug might be able to help people with all three of these problems. Estimates suggest 2 million people in the U.S. suffered from an opioid abuse disorder in 2015 (the most recent year with data available), about 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 36 million Americans are currently cigarette smokers (more than half of w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Single Drug Could One Day Treat Pain, Memory Loss And Nicotine Addiction
Pain, memory problems and nicotine addiction are formidable problems that have quite different consequences. But in terms of what’s happening in the brain that causes people to suffer from each, they share a close connection. And now scientists say one drug might be able to help people with all three of these problems. Estimates suggest 2 million people in the U.S. suffered from an opioid abuse disorder in 2015 (the most recent year with data available), about 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 36 million Americans are currently cigarette smokers (more than half of w...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Treatment of Suspected VAP: When Shorter Is Better Treatment of Suspected VAP: When Shorter Is Better
Is it possible to identify patients with suspected ventilator-associated pneumonia in whom antibiotics can be discontinued early?Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Viewpoint Source Type: news

Making progress: Eli is thriving after laryngeal cleft repair
Eli Bustard is pretty laid back for a 3-year-old — until he sees a picture of a dinosaur. “He’s obsessed,” laughs his mother, Nicole, who reports that Eli has been poring over a library book about these prehistoric beasts. Some of his other favorite pastimes: playing with trucks, caring for his Boston terrier and climbing up and down the musical stairs at Boston Children’s Hospital, which play a cheerful melody with every step. A native of Bangor, Maine, Eli first came to Boston Children’s when he was just a few months old. Although he was born about three weeks early, he appeared to be ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 30, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Airway Disorders Dr. Reza Rahbar laryngeal cleft Source Type: news

Adults With Pneumonia Often Fail First Antibiotic (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Older age, female sex associated with higher risk of failure (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

ATS: First Abx Rx Doesn ’ t Work for ~ 25 % of Pneumonia Cases
One in four adult patients do not respond to initial prescription of antibiotic treatment (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Strep B symptoms: What is the infectious disease?
STREP B is a type of bacterial infection which can cause UTIs, skin infections and pneumonia.   (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pneumonia Treatment Failure Rates High Pneumonia Treatment Failure Rates High
A study of more than 250,000 patients shows that antibiotic prescribing choices for community-acquired pneumonia are missing the mark.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

First-line antibiotics now fail in 1 in 4 pneumonia cases
More than 22% of patients did not respond to a first dose of antibiotics, a Californian study found. Meanwhile, G20 health ministers agree to tackle antibiotics resistance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First-Try Antibiotics Now Fail in 1 in 4 Adult Pneumonia Cases
Patients typically helped by other means, but levels of drug resistance are concerning, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Antibiotic Resistance, Antibiotics, Pneumonia (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First-Try Antibiotics Now Fail in 1 in 4 Adult Pneumonia Cases
Title: First-Try Antibiotics Now Fail in 1 in 4 Adult Pneumonia CasesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - May 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Antibiotics Fail in 1 in 4 Adult Pneumonia Cases
Patients typically helped by other means, but levels of drug resistance are concerning, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First - Try Antibiotics Now Fail in 1 in 4 Adult Pneumonia Cases
Patients typically helped by other means, but levels of drug resistance are concerning, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

First-Try Antibiotics Now Fail in 1 in 4 Adult Pneumonia Cases
SUNDAY, May 21, 2017 -- The first prescription of an antibiotic that the average U.S. adult with pneumonia receives is now ineffective in about a quarter of cases, a new study finds. In these cases, more or different antibiotics were needed, or the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers identify changes in lung cells following infections
When people develop a respiratory infection, recovery from their illness leaves behind an immunological memory that influences how they will respond to later infections. In a new study, researchers demonstrate for the first time that recovery from bacterial pneumonia changes the tissue that was infected, seeding the lungs with immune cells called resident memory T (TRM) cells. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers identify changes in lung cells following infections
(Boston University Medical Center) When people develop a respiratory infection, recovery from their illness leaves behind an immunological memory that influences how they will respond to later infections. In a new study, researchers demonstrate for the first time that recovery from bacterial pneumonia changes the tissue that was infected, seeding the lungs with immune cells called resident memory T (TRM) cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Respiratory infections increase heart attacks by 17 times
Researchers from the University of Sydney found that pneumonia or bronchitis pose the biggest heart attack risk, but even a common cold raises your susceptibility by up to 13.5 times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer's pneumonia vaccine now part of immunization programme
The company's 13-valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV 13) to prevent pneumonia has been selected for immunisation program in certain states. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - May 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nurses on the Front Line —Again
May 11, 2017If a new flu pandemic strikes, nurses are likely to be our first —and best—line of defense.Nurses constitute the largest proportion of the health workforce globally —by a large margin—and in many communities, they are the only health care providers available.In some places, nurses are also anaesthetists, or perform surgery, or head up entire clinics or hospitals, taking on these advanced roles to fill in the missing pieces of care in their communities. The boundaries of practice get pushed in response to need, often without formal recognition.  And yet there is a global shortage of ...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Saying ‘Yes’ To Sex Should Also Mean ‘Yes’ To STD Testing
When it comes to talking about sex, sexuality and sexual health, we’ve come a long way – in some respects. Today, the reality of sexual assault on college campuses, abortion rights, gender and sexual identity and access to contraception are part of an important national dialogue, one that is both political and personal. At the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), our definition of sexual health is, by necessity, broad. Among other things, sexual health encompasses access to sexual health information, education and medical care; being informed and empowered regarding pregnancy and family planning; prevent...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Step by step: Sloane ’s incredible journey with laryngeal cleft
Like most first graders, Sloane has a jam-packed schedule, filled with fun activities such as dancing, ice skating and playing tennis. But every now and then, this busy girl needs to take a break, even if that simply means taking her time to sip a glass of water. “I remind her that, sometimes, she needs to slow down,” says her mom, Tarra.Resisting the urge to rush has been a familiar theme for Sloane and her parents ever since she was born — although, ironically, she arrived in a hurry. Tarra had experienced a placental abruption, requiring an emergency C-section. Things only got more complicated. After T...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 4, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Airway Disorders Dr. Reza Rahbar laryngeal cleft Source Type: news